Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

STEAM: Cross-Curricular Connections Made Easy!
June 15th, 2020 - July 15th, 2020, 7:00am | Online

STEAM: Cross-Curricular Connections Made Easy!

with Brandy Hempen


Learn how to spark an interest and lifelong love of learning from students at an early age using STEAM activities.
Participants will experience real classroom examples showcasing a multitude of hands-on activities ranging from
kindergarten through eighth grade emphasizing the integration of art and technology within each of the core subject areas.


Every single activity relates directly to the New Illinois Learning Standards making the planning process a breeze!
Additionally, all the materials used are typically already on your students' school supply list. This high-impact, low-prep workshop will arm you with the necessary skills to then arm your students with the skills and knowledge they will need to be successful innovators in a 21st century workforce.


Join real classroom teacher Dr. Brandy Hempen to learn how to teach students how to question like scientists, build like engineers, create like artists, design like technologists, deduce like mathematicians, and play like kids!



ASCD's class of 2018 Emerging Leader Dr. Brandy Hempen has experience teaching at the primary, intermediate, and junior high grade levels. Over the past ten years, she has also served as a curriculum coordinator, response to intervention teacher, and instructional coach for a K-8 school district in southern Illinois. She has a bachelor's degree in elementary education, a master's degree in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in differentiated instruction, and a doctoral degree in educational technology and leadership. She presents nationwide on a variety of educational topics and takes great pride in the hands-on approach she incorporates throughout each workshop. Her passion for bringing education to life is simply contagious. Join her and you'll see!


Ways to Register


On-Line: Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card at www.illinoisascd.org

Call: 800-877-1478 or 309-438-2160, Mon. through Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

Mail: Send completed form with check or copy of PO to: IL ASCD Hempen — Illinois State University, Conference Services, Campus Box 8610, Normal, IL 61790-8610.

Fax: Fax completed form to 309-438-5364 using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express or a copy of school P.O.


Conference Fees:

IL ASCD Member $125

1 Person Each $174* (includes IL ASCD Membership)

2 People Each $164** (2 or more attendees from the same school district/organization. Does not include membership)

3 People Each $154**

Full-Time Student/Retiree $109


Call for information on larger team discounts at (618)203-3993.


Registration deadline: June 13, 2020.


A $15.00 fee will be charged for cancellations made in writing prior to the deadline. No refunds will be given after the deadline.  Confirmation will be sent via e-mail after your registration is processed.  Registrations can be transferred to another individual by faxing information to 309-438-5364 or by emailing  dscowde@ilstu.edu